A Roman Soldier's Purse

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 October 2016
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These four British Iron age coins and 11 Roman coins were probably lost or buried in the early years of the Claudian invasion of Britain, around 43-45 CE. They might represent a purse of a Roman soldier of the Second Legion Augusta which engaged in fierce fighting with the local Durotriges tribes in Dorset. Hoard discovered by metal-detectorist J. J. Hemmings near Owermoigne, Souhern England, in 2010. Circa 41-50 CE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 20). A Roman Soldier's Purse. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5953/a-roman-soldiers-purse/

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